Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program (CMS-10530)

ICR 202102-0938-007

OMB: 0938-1270

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0938-1270 202102-0938-007
Received in OIRA 202008-0938-014
Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program (CMS-10530)
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 02/10/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 12/31/2022
672,246 793,699
176,096 200,528
0 0

Sections 109(b) of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA) (Pub. L. 109-432) amended section 1833(i) of the Social Security Act by re-designating clause (iv) as clause (v) and adding new clause (iv) to paragraph (2)(D) and adding new paragraph (7). Section 1833(i)(2)(D)(iv) of the Act authorizes, but does not require, the Secretary to implement the revised ASC payment system “in a manner so as to provide for a reduction in any annual update for failure to report on quality measures in accordance with paragraph (7).” Section 1833(i)(7)(B) of the Social Security Act provides that, except as the Secretary may otherwise provide, the hospital outpatient quality data provisions of subparagraphs (B) through (E) of section 1833(t)(17) of the Act shall apply to ASCs in a similar manner to the manner in which they apply under these paragraphs to hospitals under the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting Program. Importantly, section 1833(t)(17)(B) of the Act requires that hospitals (or in this instance, ambulatory surgical centers) submit quality data in a form and manner, and at a time, that the Secretary specifies, or incur a reduction in their annual payment update by 2.0 percentage points.

US Code: 42 USC 1395 Name of Law: Social Security Act
   PL: Pub.L. 109 - 432 109(b) Name of Law: Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006

0938-AU12 Final or interim final rulemaking 85 FR 85866 12/29/2020


IC Title Form No. Form Name
Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program CMS-10530 Data Collection insruments

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 672,246 793,699 0 0 -121,453 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 176,096 200,528 0 0 -24,432 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
In the CY 2021 OPPS/ASC Final Rule, we are not finalizing any changes to the ASCQR Program measure set. Therefore, we estimate no change in burden due to our finalized policies for the ASCQR Program. There are changes to burden due to the decrease in the number of ASCs. The burden hours have decreased from 200,528 to 176,096.

Denise King 410 786-1013 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
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    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
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